Meet Our Majors
Ever wondered what it's like to be a music student at Calvin? Each month, the music department features one of its up-and-coming students. Click below to learn more about them.
- "Calvin offered me the opportunity to study music in depth and explore other fields in which music is involved."
- "Calvin has allowed me to use my gifts in so many different capacities and all of those have been so fulfilling both emotionally and spiritually."
Ruth Vanden Bos
- "My love for orchestra and chamber music led me to major in violin performance at Calvin. Here, I found colleagues who are as excited about learning and performing music as I am, and we have great fun being nerdy together!"
- "Being able to grow and develop in a loving Christian community was something I really desired, and I think that my decision to come to Calvin ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made."
- "...no matter your professional calling, Christ claims all the world as His and calls us to take part in His redemptive work in the world."
- Kaylee Borst, a senior majoring in music education, is pursuing a career as a K-8 music teacher.
- "At Calvin, I knew I would be able to double major as well as have lots of growth musically, and it was an easy decision to follow my sisters' footsteps."
- "I think one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a music major is the continual process of growing that takes place within yourself and among your peers."
- "I think the best thing about being a music major is the idea that, together, we are a community who supports one another."
- "I love being a music major because every day I am surrounded by faculty and peers who are passionate about music and serving Christ through it."
- "Seeing each other grow through every semester, plus quartet-bonding-time outside of rehearsal, gives more meaning to our music-making."
- "Calvin has been a place where I find opportunities and challenges to train and equip me to be thoughtful about whatever I do in life."
- "I seek to rest in the promise that God is shaping me here at Calvin for his work and worship in the world, whatever that may look like."
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